Bruce Leslie Logan
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|Date of Birth||2 Oct 1884|
|Place of Birth||Angastown, South Australia|
|Death||7 Sep 1951, aged 65|
|Place of Death||Manjimup district - unmarked grave|
|Age at Enlistment||31 years, 3 months|
5'10½" (1.79m) tall ; 175 lbs|
79.379 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Martha Logan|
|Date of Enlistment||4 Jan 1916|
|Unit/Formation||Divisional Ammunition Column 3, Section 2 / 3rd Division|
|Date of Embarkation||27 Jun 1916 ‒ 25 Aug 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A37 Barambah Melbourne to England|
|Date of Return||4 Jun 1919 ‒ 17 Jul 1919|
|Ship Returned On||SS Mahia England to Melbourne|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
|Monument||Kelmscott War Memorial (North panel)|
British War Medal |
Electoral Roll entries - 1910 - 1916 a farmer at Kelmscott.
A month after entering camp, on 4 Jan 1916 Bruce was allocated to the Artillery Corps, with his training in Australia then being provided at Broadmeadows camp in Victoria. On 1 Jun 1916 he was earmarked as a Driver for the 2nd Section of the 3rd Division Ammunition Column, and was sent overseas to England.
Taken on strength by his unit in England on 28 Aug 1916, he travelled with his unit to France on 24 Nov 1916.
Bruce was granted a Paris furlough from 11 - 17 Nov 1917, and another in England from 23 Feb 1918. The later leave period ended when he was hospitalised in the 39th General Hospital (Rouen) with VD on 11 Mar 1918 while returning to his unit. He remained in hospital until 5 July 1918 (117 days ineffective service), when he was released to the Australian General Base Depot at Rouelles. Four days later he was sent to rejoin his unit which he did on 15 Jul 1918.
Bruce remained in France until 18 Apr 1919, before returning to Australia via Codford (19 Apr - 4 Jun 1919). Bruce disembarked in Melbourne, before being returned to Perth by rail.
Discharged by the 5th Military District on 16 Oct 1919.
Bruce married Alice Kathleen Sterne Church in 1927.
Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 1937 a swamper living in Pemberton; 1943 - 49 in Jardee as a greaser. Kathleen continued to reside there until after 1968.